|Artist rendering of the future Tesla Gigafactory|
Last week Tesla Motors delivered the first right hand drive Model S’s in Asia to eight owners at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. Jerome Guillen, Tesla’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Service, also unveiled Hong Kong’s first Superchargers, which allow Model S drivers to charge for free. Please see the YouTube video from Tesla Motors below – and excuse the music which has been getting roasted in the comments.
Founder of Tesla Motors, PayPal and SpaceX Elon Musk appeared on the Cobert Report last night with Stephen Colbert. Apparently Colbert in the past had doubted Elon could make an electric vehicle that people would buy – now he drives a Tesla Model S himself. Colbert said “it’s the best damn golf cart I’ve ever driven, but my golf club won’t let me take it on the links”.
(apologies, but apparently the YouTube video was taken down for copyright infringement).
Apparently yesterday there was a strange crash at the Tesla Motors’ store and delivery center in Fremont California. There have been conflicting reports as to what caused the accident, but as you can see from the photos, it did not end well for the unfortunate Tesla owner.
While some were speculating that the crash was caused by someone celebrating with too much champagne before picking up their new Tesla Model S, there is some evidence that the car was not just being picked up – and that the driver may have simply hit the wrong pedal when attempting to brake.
According to a couple of reports at Jalopnik, a witness reported that the driver did hit the wrong pedal when attempting to brake. They also said that the car already had California HOV lane stickers attached, which would show that the car was at least a couple of months old.
Regardless, it is a shame to crash the best car on the planet – the Tesla Model S has also been called “The Magic Car”.
Along our journey to becoming Awesome Lifestyle Designers, we’ve definitely done a lot of reading, research, watching videos, etc to discover lifestyle designers who made it to the lifestyle design party before we did. It’s really an amazing and eclectic group of people – most of whom are super whip smart.
One of those people is Natalie Sisson from The Suitcase Entrepreneur. Natalie is a Kiwi (originally from New Zealand) and takes her business with her while traveling all over the world. While now based just 3 hours down the road in Portland, Oregon, Sisson is constantly on the move – but keeping in close contact with her “Freedom Fighters” through her blog and podcast.
The Suitcase Entrepreneur podcast is one of the best in the biz and Natalie conducts great interviews with fantastic guests. You will especially want to listen to episode 99, which I just listened to today, when Sisson interviews Greg Denning from Discover, Share, Inspire. Greg and his wife Rachel now have 6 children and have lived in many different countries, driving from the US to Costa Rica to Alaska and are now back in Costa Rica.
I was super impressed with Greg, his story and what he and Rachel do to raise their children a new, right, way. Along the way, they manage to makes others lives better in so many ways – take for example their Mayan Eco Homestead project in Guatemala.
While we have not yet met either Natalie Sisson or Greg Denning, I have a feeling that we will and regardless, they have become unwitting mentors to us on our quest to become Awesome Lifestyle Designers.